Kentucky Heritage Council
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate plans a Celebration of Native American Culture May 21
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Storytelling, exhibits and music will be featured during a Celebration of Native American Culture from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21 on the grounds of Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, a National Historic Landmark at 120 Sycamore Road in Lexington. The event is being presented by the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation in conjunction with the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission.
Other activities will include native flute performance, beadwork and moccasin-making demonstrations, crafts for children and a variety of vendors. Admission for the event is $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.
Guided tours of the 18-room mansion are on the hour and admission is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-18, and free for ages 5 and under. Visitors to the home will see newly conserved artifacts of Native American beadwork given to Henry Clay on display for the first time.
For more information, visit www.henryclay.org or call 859-266-8581.
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The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation is a 501c3 private, nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Ashland estate. Its purposes are to preserve Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate as a National Historic Landmark and educational center for the cultural and social history of the 19th century, and specifically to interpret the life and times of Henry Clay, the Clay family and other residents of the estate for the public.
Under the auspices of the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office, the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission was established to recognize and promote Native American contributions and influence in Kentucky history and culture. The commission has 17 members, eight of whom are required to be of Native American heritage, and includes representatives from institutions of higher learning, archaeology, Native American arts and the public.